After passing out candy to a group of kids Trick-or-Treating in our office today, and witnessing the shocking burst of hyperactivity the energy-packed sweets produced, we were set to wondering . . . if all the candy passed out to ghouls and goblins at this holiday each year were converted into fuel, how long could it keep the lights on in New York City?
We'll post our estimated answer to the Fermi problem tomorrow. In the meantime, check out some of our past Halloween posts.
2006: Bats, brains, and larva snacks
Fear and Loathing of the LHC on the Today Show
Seeking Antimatter in a Former Salt Mine
Halloween party physics
Neon Bugs for Halloween
Is Your House Haunted, Or Are Your Senses Being Taunted?